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Eleventy by Example

By : Bryan Robinson
Book Image

Eleventy by Example

By: Bryan Robinson

Overview of this book

11ty is the dark horse of the Jamstack world, offering unparalleled flexibility and performance that gives it an edge against other static site generators such as Jekyll and Hugo. With it, developers can leverage the complete Node ecosystem and create blazing-fast, static-first websites that can be deployed from a content delivery network or a simple server. This book will teach you how to set up, customize, and make the most of 11ty in no time. Eleventy by Example helps you uncover everything you need to create your first 11ty website before diving into making more complex sites and extending 11ty’s base functionality with custom short codes, plugins, and content types. Over the course of 5 interactive projects, you’ll learn how to build basic websites, blogs, media sites, and static sites that will respond to user input without the need for a server. With these, you’ll learn basic 11ty skills such as templates, collections, and data use, along with advanced skills such as plugin creation, image manipulation, working with a headless CMS, and the use of the powerful 11ty Serverless plugin. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to leverage the capabilities of 11ty by implementing best practices and reusable techniques that can be applied across multiple projects, reducing the website launch time.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Summary

In this chapter, we took a basic collections setup within 11ty and added functionality to make a proper RSS feed for inclusion in a podcast directory. This required the installation of two different 11ty plugins. These plugins provided additional functionality like getting a file’s size, formatting dates, getting absolute URLs, and more for use in our template. To make the feed, we needed to output an XML file instead of an HTML file. To change this, we used the 11ty permalink functionality to change the filename that 11ty would create.

In the next chapter, we’ll extend this project with a custom-built search engine using 11ty Serverless to accept user input and return proper search results on a form submission.